Want to start a fight in Baltimore? Just declare that you know where to get the best crab cake sandwich. There are many places around town that serve great, fat cakes, but beware - there are many pretenders as well. Stick with these proven favorites.
Because I so treasure crab cakes and I'm so snobby in my judgment of them, I have kept this list short. If you know of a great place I should try, please feel free to email me. I'm always up for experiencing a new crab cake.
***Make your own crab cakes***
Where It Is: Lexington Market, 203 North Paca St.
Where It Is: 804 Hammonds Ferry Rd.
3. Koco's Pub
What Makes It Special: An inviting neighborhood joint on Harford Road, Koco's has been family owned since 1985. That care shows in its colossal crab cakes, one of which should be plenty for 99 percent of people. The cake is tasty and packed with crab meat, but it also does have its fair-share of filler and plenty of mayo.
Where It Is: 4301 Harford Rd.
What Makes It Special: A new entry in the crab cake sandwich wars is Todd Conner's creation. The small restaurant and bar in Fells Point serves a unique interpretation of the classic. Served drizzled with red pepper aioli, the sandwich bursts with flavor. It's not necessarily traditionally Baltimore in its preparation, but it is delicious.
Where It Is: 700 S. Broadway